San Luis Transitional Care
1575 Bishop Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 · (805) 545-7575 · 95.21% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
San Luis Transitional Care is one of a mere three available facilities in San Luis Obispo, California. With an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-graded facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this nursing home performed remarkably in our short-term care category. We awarded them a dominant grade of A+ in this category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 69.4 percent of its patients returning home.
In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing score is based on several factors, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided 5.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by these statistics. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in California when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was long-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of C. Even though this ended up being its poorest category score, this is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In determining our long-term care scores, we analyze the assistance with daily living received by a facility's residents. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to locate information on vaccination rates. Finally, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
San Luis Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better